While this ghost may not be of the paranormal variety, after trying one of these peppers, there’s no guarantee you won’t wind up as one. Ghost peppers are the hottest peppers on the planet with a scoville rating of 1,041,427. A scoville rating is determined by how much sugar it takes to remove a pepper’s heat. (But, anyone who has seen Man Vs. Food knows this already).
To give you some perspective on just how hot that is, take a look at this chart.
The Naga Jolokia is the ghost pepper. As you can see, it’s freaking hot. Jalapenos only come in at a max of 8,000 SKU. So, using my rough maths, the ghost pepper is like a gazillion times hotter, give or take.
It’s so hot, in fact, that I would even hesitate to call this thing a food. It’s more like a death sentence, which, I suppose, makes its nickname all the more fitting.
My humble warnings aside, if you still choose to take on this pepper, please let us know beforehand so we can set up an experiment to contact you on the other side. Meanwhile, check out the Bhut Pepper website to get you started on your afterlife journey.